Notable {{Slowcore}} band, best known as a continuation for the Mark Kozelek project from TheNineties called Music/RedHousePainters.

After they recorded what would be their final album, ''Old Ramon'', they were dropped off of Island Records and the album was shelved for 4 years. In 2001, it was finally released, but the band had broken up from the stressful conditions of the TroubledProduction. So Mark got two of his old collaborators back together with him with a slew of session musicians. The sound of the Red House Painters had changed so drastically that Mark decided to rename the project to Sun Kil Moon.

Their first album ''Ghosts of the Great Highway'' was released in 2003 to great critical acclaim and record sales for any {{Slowcore}} act and for any Mark Kozelek-related project. The next album, a Music/ModestMouse cover album, ''Tiny Cities'' was released to mostly positive reviews in 2005. It was in 2008 that the act got a great deal of critical reception when they released ''April'', a sprawling, folk influenced album. Kozelek followed it up in 2010 with ''Admiral Fall Promises'', on which he was the sole musician. Although the album was met with generally positive reviews, some fans were disappointed in the fact that Kozelek eschewed the layered arrangements that were present on his previous work.

The band's fifth album, ''Among The Leaves'', continues the trend of sparse instrumentation set by ''Admiral Fall Promises'', however, it also featured a more stream of consciousness lyrical approach. Many critics and fans found themselves confused as to what to think of the new album.

In January of 2014, the band released their sixth album, titled ''Benji'', which continued the lyrical tread set by its predecessor. The album has been met with some of the most positive reception in Kozelek's career.

!! Studio Discography:

* ''Ghosts of the Great Highway''
* ''Tiny Cities'' (Music/ModestMouse cover album)
* ''April''
* ''Admiral Fell Promises''
* ''Among the Leaves''
* ''Benji''
* ''Universal Themes''
* ''Jesu/Sun Kil Moon'' (collaboration with {{Music/Jesu}})
* ''Common as Light and Love are Red Valleys of Blood''
* ''30 Seconds to the Decline of Planet Earth'' (collaboration with {{Music/Jesu}})

!Sun Kil Moon displays examples of the following tropes:
* CoverAlbum: ''Tiny Cities'' and the recently released live album, ''Like Rats''.
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''April'', which is arguably the darkest album Kozelek has produced since the release his [[Music/RedHousePainters previous band's]] two [[SelfTitledAlbum self titled releases.]]
* DreamTeam: He recently released a collaborative album with the metalgaze band Music/{{Jesu}}.
* EpicRocking: Sun Kill Moon keeps up with the tradition set by [[Music/RedHousePainters Kozelek's previous band]] and has several tunes that exceed the 5 minute mark. However the best example is probably the [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome 14 minute and 33 second epic]] by the name of [[ "Duk Koo Kim"]]
** His more recent works from ''Benji'' to now usually have at least two or three tracks passing the ten minute mark.
* GenreShift: As if the change from Red House Painters wasn't enough, the downright bleak, gritty traditional folk sound of ''April'' surprised a lot of people.
* IAmTheBand: Kozelek when he decides to write out every part of the music.
* LighterAndSofter: ''Admiral Fell Promises'' and ''Among The Leaves'' are both more relaxed and a tad bit humorous compared to the dark melancholy of ''April''
* LongTitle: "The Moderately Talented Yet Attractive Young Woman vs. The Exceptionally Talented Yet Not So Attractive Middle Aged Man" among many others.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''April'' which dials back the Neil Young influenced soloing present on ''Ghosts Of The Great Highway'' in favor of a darker, grittier, more acoustic sound.
* SpiritualSuccessor: To Music/RedHousePainters.
* TextlessAlbumCover: ''April'', ''Admiral Fell Promises'', ''Benji'', ''Universal Themes'', ''Jesu/Sun Kil Moon,'' ''Common as Light and Love are Red Valleys of Blood,'' and ''30 Seconds to the Decline of Planet Earth''.
* VocalEvolution: From ''Among The Leaves'' onward, Kozelek's voice adopted a more strained, deeper, and more monotone quality.